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"May I Have Your Intention, Please" 
 
 
 This Sunday we welcome guest speaker, Nhien Vuong, along with vocalist, Eboni Fondren.

Nhien joins us Sunday, August 3rd to explore the value  
of attention. Society has all sorts of pulls and distractions on our attention.  Nhien will ponder the value of and the need to develop Self mastery... mastery over where we place our attention. Attention is Love.  As we teach in Unity, what we focus on grows and becomes our lives. So...let's intend to focus on God!
 
Currently enrolled in Unity Institute & Seminary's ministerial program, Nhien plans to graduate and become an ordained Unity minister in June 2015. At her home church of Unity in Marin, California, Nhien served as a teacher, prayer chaplain and member of the Board of Trustees. Nhien also led an Enneagram workshop, gave the communion talk & meditation at UCOP last fall and served as a ministerial intern at UCOP this spring.
She is thrilled to give the lesson this Sunday. 
 
See you Sunday!! 

 

2014... the Year of "I AM"
The words "I AM" are a holy expression for the name of God - the highest aspect of yourself. This year, we explore the highest possibility for our lives by choosing a quality each month to focus on and express. In every moment know that you are the living expression of the Christ!

This year we invite you to consider empowering your life
with the following affirmations:

"I AM"...
Boundless... Real... Courageous... Aware... Curious... Adventurous... Lighthearted... Visionary... Limitless... Connected... and Sacred

In the month of August, let us affirm together:


  
Rock-n-Roll Sunday Returns!


Rock-n-Roll Sunday Returns!

Sunday, August 10th at 9 and 11 am

 

Join Rev. Brandon Nagel and Fred Albers and our fabulous  
UCOP Band Extraordinaire for a high energy
Sunday morning that rocks the roof off this place!
   
Vocalists Molly Hammer, and Kelly Potter join band members  
Fred Albers, Ken Lovern, Terry Swope, Brian Steever, James Albright and Jerry Durrell. You'll enjoy some amazing rock-n-roll music interspersed throughout the service
with message from Rev. Brandon Nagel
all about following your intuition and  
your inner Light.  Prepare to be inspired and  
energized by this one-of-a-kind experience.   
Nobody does Rock-n-Roll Sunday like  
Unity Church of Overland Park!   
So bring all your friends and  
come rock with us Sunday, August 10!  
 

Y.O.U. Car Wash - August 10

Y.O.U. Car Wash Sunday, August 10

after the 11:00 am Rock-n-Roll Sunday service in the parking lot

Get your car washed after services by the Y.O.U.  All love offerings will go to support  

Y.O.U. activities in 2014-2015.  So come rock out in the sanctuary, then go home

whistling those great rock tunes in a shiny clean car!

 


Guest Speaker, Edwene Gaines, August 17th
Edwene Gaines, author of the book
The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance, will be our guest speaker Sunday, August 17, speaking on the subject of her very popular book. Imagine if you could achieve a life of true prosperity, enjoying a vitally alive, healthy body through which you experience relationships that are always satisfying, intimate, honest and nurturing... work you love so much that it's not work, it's play...and all the money you can spend!  Living at this exceptional level is not only possible, it's right there for you,  if only you abide by the four spiritual laws of prosperity.

 

 

Edwene will also provide a workshop following services in the sanctuary from 1:30-3:30 to further explore these four spiritual principles of prosperity:

 

* Finding your Divine Purpose

* Forgiveness and Worthiness

* Tithing and Giving and

* Setting Clear-Cut Goals

 

Register for the workshop here! 

 

Edwene Gaines is owner-director of Rock Ridge Retreat Center in Valley Head, Alabama.  She has made a 100% commitment to the transformation of the abundance consciousness of the world. An ordained Unity minister since 1979, she is also president of the Masters' School.  She has trained approximately 500 Master Prosperity Teachers. She travels about 250 days a year presenting prosperity & commitment workshops. She has created and markets CD's and affirmation cards through her company Prosperity Products. Her book is now available in Spanish as Las Cuatro Leyes de la Prosperidad.  Edwene has served as a member of the International New Thought Alliance Executive Board. In 2006 she was honored by the International New Thought Alliance with the Torchbearer for New Thought Award. That same year she was honored by the Association of Unity Churches International with the Light of God Expressing Award at their annual conference. She is committed to power, passion, prosperity and performance.
Mens Group Breakfast - August 2nd
Saturday, August 2
8 to 10 am in harmony hall
with guest facilitator, Rev. Dr. Paul Hasselbeck 
 
 

Rev. Dr. Paul Hasselbeck currently serves Unity Institute as Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) faculty. Paul was formerly the Dean of SEE. He also served as Minister of Pastoral Care and Prayer at Unity Church of Overland Park and as a retreat minister for Unity prior to his current position. He is the author of "Point of Power," " Heart-Centered Metaphysics" and "Applying Heart-Centered Metaphysics." He co-authored "Get Over It" and "Get Over These, Too" with Rev. Dr. Bil Holton. Paul also co-authored "PowerUP," a 12 Powers text and card set, with Rev. Dr. Cher Holton. Paul hosted Metaphysical Romp for nearly seven years, a weekly internet radio program on Unityfm.

 

A leading metaphysics authority, Paul has had a major role in bringing Unity's metaphysics into the 21st century. With a genuine passion for clarity and precision, Paul guides his students to awaken awareness and deepen understanding.
Practical Spirituality

Practical Spirituality is a meditation class designed to bring more clarity and power into your life through connecting with the core values of Unity Church of Overland Park: Spirit-led, Abundance, Love, Joy and Inclusiveness. During this meditation time, we will also focus our energy on supporting the discernment process for our new lead minister.

 

Suggested Love Offering: $10

 

Sunday, August 3 - 12:15 to 1:00 pm in the peace chapel, we will focus on Joy

Monday, August 4 - 7:00 to 7:45 pm in the sanctuary, we will focus on Inclusiveness

Tuesday, August 5 - 7:00 to 7:45 pm in the sanctuary, we will focus on Love

Wednesday, August 6 - 7:00 to 7:45 pm in the sanctuary, we will focus on Abundance

Thursday, August 7 - 7:00 to 7:45 pm in the sanctuary, we will focus on Spirit-led  

 

 Visit our Events and Classes page to register for the meditations you'd like to attend. 

Unity Basics

This class is designed for those who desire a basic understanding of Unity's teachings and principles.  Each of the five basic teachings will be reviewed, along with 'identity statements' that further expound upon what is meant by the teachings and how they are expressed by Unity as a spiritual movement.  Focused attention will be given to prayer and meditation and the positive, affirming ways in which they are
taught and utilized by Unity.

 

Suggested Love Offering: $10
Register here!  
Meditation Practices
 

Practicing the Silence as part of both the prayer and meditation process is fundamental to Unity teachings and essential for the development of spiritual understanding. During this course, we will focus on the meditation process. We will learn about and apply different meditation practices and explore the benefits of, and obstacles to maintaining and deepening our own meditation practices.  

This course is being offered for SEE credit. 10 Core Credits

 

Required Text: Meditation for Dummies: 2nd Edition CD by Stephan Bodian.   

Wiley Publishing: Indianapolis, 2006.           

 

Suggested Love Offering: $10

Register here! 

 

As an attorney who practiced prayer and meditation in her San Francisco law office, Nhien Vuong has certainly seen how a regular spiritual practice has enabled her to meet any life circumstance with grace and love. Currently enrolled in Unity Institute & Seminary's ministerial program, Nhien plans to graduate and become an ordained Unity minister in June 2015. At her home church of Unity In Marin, California, Nhien served as a teacher, prayer chaplain and member of the Board of Trustees. Nhien also led an Enneagram workshop, gave the communion talk & meditation at UCOP last fall and served as a ministerial intern at UCOP this spring.
 She is also guest speaking at UCOP August 3rd.

Women to Women Circle - August 7

 
Soul Collage Returns!


SoulCollage® is a spiritual process that supports the journey through life by using images to express both the wisdom and the shadow-side of one's soul.  This is a time to gather together and make SoulCollage® cards.  There will be a meditation, followed by card-making time and then time to "read" our cards as a group.  All supplies will be provided for you, but you may bring special magazines if you would like.  Also bring any cards you have already made.  If you would like to purchase additional card blanks, they are available at the UCOP bookstore. You don't need any artistic ability; the cards are made with simple cutting and pasting skills.  Everything you need is already within you, waiting to be discovered through this simple "soul-tending" process.  If this is your first SoulCollage® experience, contact Barbara ahead of time and plan to arrive at 5:15pm.  

 

Rev. Barbara is a certified SoulCollage® Facilitator and has trained with Seena Frost, the originator of the process.  She is an ordained Unity minister and a master teacher who brings creativity, heart and soul to life.  Her passion is to guide individuals and small groups through discovery processes that lead to greater self-awareness, providing tools that deepen students' intuition, insight, relationships and experiences.   You can contact her at www.YourSoulWorks.com.

 

Child Care is available; please indicate your request for child care with your registration.

Suggested Love Offering: $15, which includes a $5 material fee
 
Women in Unity Host a Workshop with Cathy Combs
Saturday, August 16
10 am to 6 pm
in harmony hall 
 
Join Women in Unity for "A Quantum Prayer Experience: A Journey into Joy!"  Through sharing, journaling, music, meditation and a series of energy techniques you will directly experience the joy of your "beingness."   The energy is so profound.  The transformations are so obvious. Come and enjoy your profound magnificence!

 

Please bring a potluck lunch to share in harmony hall for an extended 1 1/2 hour lunch, which will provide time to process and enjoy all that you are experiencing.

 

Contact Cathy Combs directly at ccombs20112@aol.com if you have any questions.  Her book on Quantum Prayer can be purchased directly from Cathy at the workshop.  She asks that you make a love offering that is meaningful to you.  We look forward to a Journey into Joy with you!
In the Presence Meditation

This meditation provides the opportunity to go into a deep, deep experience of the Presence. Meditation does wonderful things to our human bodies, giving them time to revitalize and heal themselves. At the same time, our souls experience their real, true selves, going to the place inside that is timeless and eternal. After the meditation, there will be a sacred prayer circle to share and honor one another's prayer intentions. You'll experience such serenity you'll want it to go on forever.

 

Suggested Love Offering: $10

Register here! 

 

Debra Darpel Baker has been helping people to heal their lives for 20 years as a spiritual counselor, energy worker, Reiki Master and teacher.  She is a gifted medium and intuitive whose readings have been described as "life changing," "profound" and "extremely accurate."
Two Workshops with Our New Spotlight Gallery Artist

Participants will connect with their subconscious mind in meditation and tap into their innate ability of creative expression and self-revelation. With simple tools they will create an authentic artwork to express their inner self. No previous experience is necessary. They will be guided to connect with Spirit to interpret their inner expression for self-empowerment. They will discover their true creative self in this safe non-judgmental environment.

 

 

 

All art materials will be provided by the facilitator. The participants will take their own art work home at the end of the workshop.

 

Materials Fee: $5    Suggested Love Offering: $10    Register here! 

 


The participants will identify issues related to lack of self-worth and negative self-talk. Connecting with their sub-conscious mind they will learn how to overcome their negative feelings. They will learn to change their attitude to positive expectations and improved self-esteem. They will be guided to focus on their positive goals in life. They will use simple art materials like paper collage, creative expression, affirmation and scribbling to create their dream map.

 

All art materials will be provided by the facilitator. The participants will take their own art work home at the end of the workshop.

 

Materials Fee: $5   Suggested Love Offering: $10   Register here! 

 

 

Bhasweti Gewhas, PhD, CHt, is a certified hypnotherapist, stress relief therapist, spiritual life coach, artist and energy worker. She works as a stress relief therapist and helps people overcome their challenges by using the power of their conscious and sub-conscious mind. Bhasweti teaches various workshops on simple self-help processes of stress relief to integrate joy in everyday life. She has spent many years as a wellness consultant engaged in extensive research and training (in India and the United States) in holistic health. Art is one of the passions that made her life stress-free and she inspires others to embrace inner creativity for the joy of life. Please visit her website www.stressfreetools.com for more about her work.
 
Thank you from the kids
 
 

Thank you to everyone who has so generously provided school supplies  

for returning students through our recent Pack-a-Back-Pack program.  Thanks to your generosity, 122 children have been supported with cool new back packs and lots of supplies to get them started on a great year in school!      

Do You Shop on Amazon?

Many of us do our shopping these days from the comfort and convenience of our own homes using the Amazon marketplace. Did you know that if you go to our website first, and then enter the Amazon site through our link, the church will then get a small percentage of that purchase?  It's like free money for the church!  And it doesn't have to be a spiritual book or something church-related either. We will get a small percentage of anything you purchase on Amazon, if you go through our site first on your way there. How cool is that?!  It doesn't cost you anything to help support your spiritual community because you were going to shop anyway, weren't you!  Now you can do it and help UCOP at the same time. Just click here and it will take you to the UCOP Amazon access page.  You can also find the Amazon access page from a link on our Homepage as well at www.ucop.org.   So happy shopping and thank you for your support!  We truly appreciate you.

Singles Group Sunday Brunch 
Singles Group

Want to connect with other singles at Unity Church of Overland Park? Each Sunday at 12:30 this group meets at various local restaurants. Put these dates and locations on your schedule for the rest of June. We'd love to have you join us. 
  

     

August 3rd - Johnny's Tavern - 95th & Antioch

August 10th - Old Chicago Pizza - 117th& Metcalf

August 17th - Jack Stack BBQ - 95th & Metcalf

August 24th - Jose Peppers - 103rd & Metcalf (FYI- most of the group will be attending the New Theatre - reservations are required for this by July 9th)

August 31st - Red Robin - 95th & Metcalf (just west of Metcalf) 

 

 

Contact Linda Riggs for more information at 913-634-5359.
  
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20% off all Metaphysical books  
in August 
 
Bookstore hours: Monday-Thursday 12 to 5pm
Friday & Saturday closed /Sunday 8:30am to 1:00pm

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Unity Church of Overland Park
10300 Antioch Rd., Overland Park, Kansas 66212
913.649.1750, www.ucop.org

Office Hours:     Monday-Thursday:  9am to 5pm
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